The Troll Trap

A Children's Novel

Book 1 in the Smelly Trolls series.

Rufus Sebbleford is the only boy in the world to have ever seen a real troll. So, when he finds out that trolls plan to attack Sludgeside School, he must stop them with the help of his good friend Polly.

Meanwhile, the Super-Troll-Knobbly-Foot family decide to turn their backs on smelly bottoms and eating children. They don't want to be bad any more. So, they paint themselves orange and try to live like humans. However, being enormous, horned and slimy makes it difficult to blend in.

Will Sludgeside ever be safe from the disgusting bad trolls and their horrifying leader, The Ogre of Uggle?

A stinky, squelchy adventure packed with secret dens, tree climbing, troll traps and lots and lots of revolting smells.

Reading age 8-10. Ideal to read aloud to younger children.

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Praise

"Kids will laugh themselves silly."
- Rebecca Davies (The Independent)

"The best bit about the book for me, were the belly laughs it caused in my son …This is the first book where both of us have found it equally funny and for me the bonding experience I had with him as a result will never be forgotten. It was a wonderful experience."
- David Haynes (Author)

"I didn’t want Miss to put the book down. It was so gripping from the beginning."
- Daisy (Schoolchild)

"You can tell that Ms Trevithick was a fan of Roald Dahl when she was growing up. The stinky trolls in this story are reminiscent of the giants in The BFG and, if possible, even more revolting. Her strong authorial voice and witty prose will appeal to parents as much as children; I caught myself chortling out loud at least every other page."
- Rebecca Davies (The Independent)

"I've been reading The Troll Trap during guided reading sessions with my year 5 children. Quite simply, they love it! The smiles on the children's faces, their sniggering and eagerness for the next session are an absolute joy."
- D. Spiteri (Year 5 Teacher)

"I loved it from the start. It’s disgusting, funny and sweet mixed with intriguing mysteries."
- Penny (Schoolchild)

"I was reading this aloud to my 4 year old niece when waiting for hubby to finish with a doctor's appointment. She was totally enthralled! When we were ready to leave, the gentleman across from us had been listening and said, "Ah! Man! Do you have to go? I was really enjoying that!""
- DW

"Fun, lighthearted read and well written. Children who enjoy Roald Dahl and Horrible Histories may like this."
- Kew (Amazon Top 1000 Reviewer)

" And as a comparison of how good it is, if you've ever read Roald Dahl's BFG you will love this book."
- S. Hitchens

Classwork



A classroom wall


Salt clay trolls

More classwork coming soon.
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31.03.2017 15:29

Name Generator

One of my favourite things about being an author is designing characters, especially choosing their name. So I decided to write a name generator.

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01.09.2015 17:29

'My Babysitter is a Troll' - Out Now in Paperback

You can now buy my book for younger children, My Babysitter is a Troll, for Kindle and in paperback. Every time a potential babysitter arrives, there's something decidedly wrong with it.

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11.02.2014 10:56

Three hundred primary school children writing and publishing their own novel

Today, I issued a press release about the monster book that I'm writing with 300 children throughout the UK.

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02.01.2014 10:53

Children - would you like to publish a book?

In just four days' time, I will start writing my next monster book with help of children everywhere. If you'd like to take part, the first task will be to create a new species of monster.

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30.11.2013 19:09

Keep Calm and Say Yarb

An important public service announcement (for trolls).

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30.11.2013 12:38

Which is better, reading The Trollogy or the Separate Books?

There are three Smelly Troll chapter books to read. But should you buy them separately or purchase The First Trollogy?

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15.11.2013 10:37

Dear David Walliams

Dear David Walliams, I want yer to interview me about being a smelly troll. What do you smell like?

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10.11.2013 19:43

Troll Name Generator

I have created a page that generates random troll names, places and smelly. Simply go to the Troll Name Generator to read a brand new random troll name. Or input your own name to find out what you would be called if you were a troll.

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18.10.2013 16:18

Thanks to Foxhole School For Welcoming Me Along for the Afternoon

Many thanks to the staff and children at Foxhole School for welcoming me into their library yesterday afternoon. Special thanks to the children who made me presents of pictures.

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08.10.2013 18:06

Snotacular Travel Game (For Kids and Big Kids)

Want something funny to play on long journeys? How about making up snotacular place names?

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Keep Calm and Say Yarb ~ Make Boglewax Not War

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